Homer

Release Information
September 21, 1970
Louisville, Kentucky
Library and Archives Canada - Canadian Feature Film Database (LAC)
September 21, 1970
Louisville, Kentucky
Library and Archives Canada - Canadian Feature Film Database (LAC)
September 21, 1970
Toronto (Uptown Backstage 1; Yorkdale)
Library and Archives Canada - Canadian Feature Film Database (LAC)
September 21, 1970
Toronto (Uptown Backstage 1; Yorkdale)
Library and Archives Canada - Canadian Feature Film Database (LAC)
October 9, 1970
Louisville, Kentucky
Library and Archives Canada - Canadian Feature Film Database (LAC)
October 9, 1970
Louisville, Kentucky
Library and Archives Canada - Canadian Feature Film Database (LAC)
October 9, 1970
Toronto (Uptown Backstage 1; Yorkdale)
Library and Archives Canada - Canadian Feature Film Database (LAC)
October 9, 1970
Toronto (Uptown Backstage 1; Yorkdale)
Library and Archives Canada - Canadian Feature Film Database (LAC)
Budget
Actual cost: $456,000
Distributors
National General
National General
National General

Production Details

Executive Producer
John Trent
John Trent
Edgar J. Scherick
Edgar J. Scherick
Edgar J. Scherick
Edgar J. Scherick
Edgar J. Scherick
Steven North
Producer
Ralph Endersby
John Trent
John Trent
John Trent
John Trent
Steven North
Steven North
Terence Dene
Terence Dene
Director
John Trent
John Trent
John Trent
John Trent
John Trent
John Trent
John Trent
John Trent
Director of Photography
Laszlo George
Laszlo George
Laszlo George
Laszlo George
Laszlo George
Laszlo George
Laszlo George
Laszlo George
Laszlo George
Laszlo George
Director of Sound
Russel Heise
Russel Heise
Russel Heise
Russel Heise
Russel Heise
Russel Heise
Russel Heise
Russel Heise
Russel Heise
Russel Heise
Russel Heise
Russel Heise
Russel Heise
Russel Heise
Russel Heise
Music
Don Scardino
Don Scardino
Writer
John Trent
John Trent
John Trent
Claude Harz
Claude Harz
Claude Harz
Editor
Michael C. Manne
Michael C. Manne
Michael C. Manne
Michael C. Manne
Michael C. Manne
Michael C. Manne
Cast
Lenka Petersen
Tisa Farrow
Tisa Farrow
Tisa Farrow
Tisa Farrow
Alex Nicol
Don Scardino
Don Scardino
Jan Campbell
Jan Campbell
Tom Harvey
Tom Harvey
Tom Harvey
Tom Harvey
Tom Harvey
Tom Harvey
Tom Harvey
Tom Harvey
Tom Harvey
Tom Harvey
Tom Harvey
Tom Harvey
Tom Harvey
Tom Harvey
Tom Harvey
Tom Harvey
Tim Henry
Tim Henry
Tim Henry
Tim Henry
Tim Henry
Tim Henry
Tim Henry
Tim Henry
Tim Henry
Tim Henry
Arch McDonell
Arch McDonell
Arch McDonell
Arch McDonell
Ralph Endersby
Ralph Endersby
Ralph Endersby
Murray Westgate
Murray Westgate
Murray Westgate
Murray Westgate
Murray Westgate
Murray Westgate
Murray Westgate
Murray Westgate
Murray Westgate
Murray Westgate
Murray Westgate
Murray Westgate
Murray Westgate
Murray Westgate
Murray Westgate
Murray Westgate
Murray Westgate
Murray Westgate
Murray Westgate
Murray Westgate
Mona O'Hearn
Bob Warner
Bob Warner
Bob Warner
Bob Warner
Bob Warner
Bob Warner
Bob Warner
Trudy Young
Trudy Young
Trudy Young
Trudy Young
Trudy Young
Trudy Young
Trudy Young
Trudy Young
Allen Doremus
Allen Doremus
Allen Doremus
Allen Doremus
Antony Parr
Antony Parr
Antony Parr
Antony Parr
Antony Parr
Antony Parr
Antony Parr
Frank Aldous
Frank Aldous
Debbie Turnbull
Dennis Pendrith
Dennis Pendrith
Hughie Sullivan
Warren Van Evera
Warren Van Evera
Warren Van Evera
Warren Van Evera
Warren Van Evera
Warren Van Evera
Chelo Scardino
Don Scardino
Don Scardino
89 minutes, 1969

Homer Edwards, an 18-year-old high school student in a small Wisconsin town, attempts to leave home. He waits all night on the highway trying to hitch a ride, but the sheriff brings him back to his parents' farm the next morning. His father and mother are unsympathetic with his anti-establishment attitudes, and only want Homer to cut his long hair, which he finally permits his girl friend, Laurie Grainger, to trim. Homer's friend Eddie Cochran comes home on army leave before being sent to Vietnam and begins to date Laurie: the boys' friendship is unaffected, however, as Eddie lends Homer his motorcycle for the duration of his army hitch, and Homer's rock and roll band plays for Eddie's farewell party at the American Legion hall. Laurie loves Homer but does not begin to understand him until they talk at her house until 3:30 in the morning while her parents are at a party. When the Graingers return home, they insist that Homer spend the night, which enables Laurie to sneak into the guest room and make love with him for the first time. After Homer wrecks the family car and his father angrily puts him to work on their farm, the two are able to establish temporary communication when Mr. Edwards repairs the motorcycle and Homer rides it through the fields. Their new found rapport lasts only until Eddie's coffin comes back from Vietnam: Homer then pickets the Veterans of Foreign Wars, sings protest songs, and finally chains himself to a post in front of the VFW hall. His humiliated father publicly slaps Homer's face and destroys the youth's record player and all his records. That night, Homer hitches a ride out of town with some hippies, and his father makes no attempt to stop him. (Source: The American Film Institute Catalogue, Feature Films, 1961-1970).

Source: Library and Archives Canada - Canadian Feature Film Database (LAC)

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